Sexual assault of student determined ‘not a bona fide incident’

Grace Johnson

Updated Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m.

The sexual assault of a Northwestern student reported Tuesday was determined “not a bona fide incident,” said Sargeant Antoinette Ursitti of the Chicago Police Department.The student reported she was followed onto the CTA at the Addison stop on the Red line, and then forced off the train at the Jarvis stop, according to an e-mail sent to students at 3:40 p.m. She told police she was taken to an apartment and sexually assaulted.After interviewing the student, detectives determined the sexual assault did not occur, Ursitti said. Chicago Police contacted the University at 6 p.m. with the new information, said University Spokesman Al Cubbage. He said they will take down breaking news alerts and send an additional e-mail to students with an update on the situation. Additional reporting by Elise Foley